Andrew M. Hartnett
Andrew Hartnett draws on his recent experience as the Missouri Commissioner of Securities to give clients an insider’s view of the regulations facing the securities industry. He has had extensive involvement in matters related to data security and has spoken across the country on topics including state securities regulations, cybersecurity and protection for senior investors.
Andrew served as Commissioner of Securities for Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander from 2013 to 2016. As Commissioner, he directed the Missouri Securities Division and heard cases filed by the Enforcement Section of the Division. Among his achievements while Securities Commissioner, Andrew:
- Spearheaded the drafting and passage of the Missouri Senior Savings Protection Act to prevent financial exploitation of senior citizens, one of the first statutes of its kind nationwide.
- Initiated and chaired a Cybersecurity Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), creating the cybersecurity program now used by most state regulators.
- Chaired the Broker-Dealer Section and the Enforcement Section for NASAA as well as committees focused on cybersecurity, technology and federal legislation.
Before his appointment as Commissioner of Securities, Andrew served as Chief of Staff to then-Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and was an Assistant Attorney General in the office’s Consumer Protection Division, handling all aspects of consumer protection, antitrust and securities investigations and litigation. His work there included directing an investigation of a major seller of vehicle service contracts and obtaining an indictment of its owners, who pleaded guilty to stealing and fraud. He also served as co-counsel in price-fixing antitrust litigation that involved more than $1.1 billion in settlements.
Before his public service, Andrew started his career in private practice in St. Louis.